Conference Paper

LKMS - A Legal Knowledge Management System Exploiting Semantic Web Technologies.

DOI: 10.1007/11574620_62 Conference: The Semantic Web - ISWC 2005, 4th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2005, Galway, Ireland, November 6-10, 2005, Proceedings
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ABSTRACT Semantic Web, using formal languages to represent document content and providing facilities for aggregating information spread
around, can improve the functionalities provided nowadays by KM tools. This paper describes a Knowledge Management system,
targeted at lawyers, which has been enhanced using Semantic Web technologies. The system assists lawyers during their everyday
work, and allows them to manage their information and knowledge. A semantic layer has been added to the system, providing
capabilities that make system usage easier and much more powerful, adding new and advanced means for create, share and access

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